National Digital Accessibility Policy Drafter
Application deadline 10 months ago: Sunday 27 Mar 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Result of Service - The report prepared should be in Arabic and in electronic format. - The report submitted should not be less than 30 pages. - A 2 to 4 pages executive summary of the report. The completed parts should be edited and saved in MS-Word (•.docx file) or an alternate compatible format. PDF format will not be accepted. It should include a table of contents to be automatically updated followed by a list of all tables and figures. The various parts should be submitted in electronic form and sent to the email address of the designated focal - The consultant shall review and incorporate the comments and suggestions made by MoCT and ESCWA into a revised version of the report and submit it to ESCWA 2 weeks later; - MoCT and ESCWA shall review the second draft of the submitted report and send its comments and suggestions for improvements to the consultant 2 weeks later; - The consultant shall review and incorporate the comments and suggestions made by MoCT and ESCWA into a revised final version of the report and submit it to ESCWA 2 weeks later; - The report is considered final after incorporating discussions outcomes from the national related workshop (if any) and comments during the review process.
The total time to deliver the final output of the consultant spans 18 weeks beyond the date of the signature of the contract.
Work Location Beirut
Expected duration 4.5 months
Duties and Responsibilities The consultant shall propose to the designated ESCWA focal point a detailed version of the national digital accessibility policy in Syria. To produce the draft policy, the consultant is requested to conduct, among others, the main following tasks: (1) Review and make use of the ESCWA e-accessibility templates and tools as well as selected regional and international best practices in the field of digital accessibility strategies and policies. (2) Hold interviews with the various stakeholders and realising a summary of their remarks and observations; (3) Suggest the needed digital accessibility policy based on best practices, gap analysis and national needs; In addition, the consultant would also ensure the following activities: (1) Present the draft policy in a national workshop (physically or remotely) and capture the main comments and findings of the discussions; (2) Update the draft proposal according to all received feedback and comments during the reviewing process by ESCWA and MoCT. ESCWA promotes gender equality and integration of youth through its publications and therefore the consultant should pay attention, with the help of ESCWA staff, to gender considerations and youth dimension throughout the research work and thereby ensure that the narrative language should be gender-sensitive.
Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree in ICT or a related field is required; a Ph.D. is desirable Experience: At least 5 years of experience and research in Technology related issues is required. A concrete knowledge in the domain of planning and strategies is desirable. Language: Fluency in written and spoken Arabic is required; a good knowledge of the English is desirable
Additional Information No
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